Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Update: We revisit "Grace's Glendale Bus Stop," the story of a young lady who has gotten national attention for how her family has helped her overcome Down Syndrome to work a job.
Tuesday, April 2
Another holiday has come and gone and with this one, came another visit by the Easter Bunny to Grace's Glendale Bus Stop—an informal landmark in the community that has drawn regional and national attention. For the uninitiated, Grace's Glendale Bus Stop is a Facebook page focusing on literally that: A bus stop dedicated to Grace Mehan, a Glendale resident with Down Syndrome who graduated from Kirkwood High School in May 2011. The bus stop and its Facebook page were part of Grace's parents' plans to help her learn how to navigate a bus route on her own to a job in Webster Groves. The Facebook page launched nearly a year ago, on April 9, and it's been adorned with photos of local celebrities, fans, friends and neighbors who have stopped by …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Angela Vos McCormick will represent Missouri at "Parenting Magazine's" at its Mom Congress on Education and Learning.
Maryland Heights resident and Pattonville mom Angela Vos McCormick will represent Missouri at Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress on Education and Learning. A press release indicates the conference will run April 29-May 1. Education is a big part of Vos McCormick’s life. She earned a master's degree in public administration from Saint Louis University. She works as an adjunct professor at Iowa-based Ashford University, where she teaches online courses. Vos McCormick has been a parent for 11 years. She said both of her children attend Rose Acres Elementary School. She looks at education for her children as the way they can set themselves up to be anything they want. “Whatever they want to accomplish, it’s there,” she said. Parents can help …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Maryland Heights resident has volunteered at Ranken Jordan for the last seven years.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Rob McLean
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Carol Mittler may not be a physician, nurse or other medical professional — but she’s ready to lend a hand at Ranken Jordan—A Pediatric Specialty Hospital in Maryland Heights. In fact, she's been doing so for the last seven years. All told, Mittler has logged more than 1,300 hours of volunteer time. Mittler said she loves the idea of being around children. Before lending a hand at Ranken Jordan, she was a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher for many years. “Once you see a little smile on their face, and then get to see them go home, you are blessed,” she said. The children at Ranken Jordan need someone to love them if their parents aren’t there, Mittler said, and to tell them “Mommy and Daddy will be here when they can.” Ranken…